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In appreciation to the London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists from the Caribbean

The athletes of the Caribbean performed excellently in the London 2012 Olympics. The medals that they won exemplified their desire, dedication, and preparation for their events.  The athletes who did not attain Olympic medals must also be credited for their participation because they too performed to the best of their abilities.

With the memory of his late grand mother lovingly placed in his heart and the pride of a 2004 gold medal pictured on his bib, Félix Sánchez won the 400-meter hurdles final. Her memory motivated Feliz to write the word, abuela, which is the Spanish word for grandmother, on his spikes.  It seems as if her inspiration guided him to victory. The rain that fell immediately after his triumph might have been her way of showering him with tears of joy. 

The Gold medals won by Bolt, Blake, Carter,and  Frater, ( members of the Jamaica 100 m relay team) demonstrated that excellence is always highly rewarded.  Usain Bolt’s individual performance highlighted unprecedented accomplishments.  He has proven that he has the God given talent and abilities to perform as the icon that he has become.  His legendary performances have catapulted him beyond greatness.  He attained a feat (repeat wins in the 100 & 200 M at consecutive Olympic Games) that no other athlete has ever done in Olympic sprint races (100 & 200 M).

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce demonstrated charm, grace, and agility in mining gold in the women’s 100 m final. Her impressive character on and off the track is tantamount to her development as a successful woman.

Kirani James of Grenada made his country proud. He became their first Olympic medalist and Grenadians will remember him forever for it. The island of spice (Grenada) earned its first even Olympic medal and it was golden when  James representing Grenada ran a time of 43.90 seconds to win the Men's 400 meters final. 

Keshorn Walcott must have had some Soca in his bones – on his second throw of the javelin he made a mark that proved to be golden enough for Trinidad and Tobago’s first ever Gold medal in an Olympic field event. Keshorn earned the Republic’s first Olympic gold since 1976 when Hasely Crawford won the 100m in Montreal.


Bahamas men's team won the 4x400m relay, edging past a surprisingly quick U.S. team to take the gold medal. It was the first gold medal for any male athlete (track) from the Bahamas. The quartet of Brown, Matthieu, Miller, and Pinder ran a time of 2:56.72, setting a national record.


The gold medal winning performances by Nunes, Pupo, Sotolongo, Ortiz, and Carrazana, of Cuba served as inspiritation to all Cubans worldwide.


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  • Jamaica (44%, 24 Votes)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (20%, 11 Votes)
  • Oher (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Grenada (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Barbados (6%, 3 Votes)
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines (6%, 3 Votes)
  • St. Kitts and Nevis (4%, 2 Votes)
  • St. Croix (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Cuba (2%, 1 Votes)
  • St. Lucia (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Bahamas (0%, 0 Votes)

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